The weeks in the NFL’s calendar between June minicamps and the beginning of training camps are typically fairly quiet, but that’s not the case this week. All eyes will be on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFLPA tomorrow, as they make their case to arbitrator Roger Goodell for Brady’s suspension to be reduced.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network (all Twitter links), Ted Wells will be among those at the hearing tomorrow, in order to take everyone through his DeflateGate report, and to provide his view on the AEI report that was critical of his findings. In addition to Goodell, Wells and Brady, NFLPA reps Tom Depaso and Jeffrey Kessler, along with NFL reps Jeff Pash, Adolpho Birch, and Kevin Manara, will be in attendance.
Here’s more on Brady’s appeal, along with other items out of the NFL’s two East divisions:
- Tom Pelissero of USA Today provides a breakdown of all the key facts you need to know for Brady’s appeal hearing.
- It’s time for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to open up his wallet and get Dez Bryant locked up to a multiyear extension, writes Matt Bowen of Bleacher Report. With the help of cap expert Joel Corry, Bowen pegs Bryant’s value at about $14MM per year and $35MM in guaranteed money on a long-term contract.
- Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com gets some input from his fellow ESPN.com scribes and checks in on how several former Jets – including Percy Harvin, Nick Bellore – are doing so far with their new teams.